When exporting a pdf with InDesign or Illustrator, the file includes metadata like the name of the software that was used to generate it.
I would like to know if it is possible to hide or edit the metadata included in the exported pdf file ?


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In Acrobat...

Tools > Protection > Sanitize Document will remove metadata such as creation software, dates, etc.


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You can also use the Remove Hidden Information option under the Tools > Protection menu.

Without Acrobat.. I have no idea.

  • Alright, seems to be what i need. Thank you, i'll try that
    – NSTK
    Jun 7, 2021 at 16:48

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